(b Cività Castellana, 1592; d Rome, 1665).
It. composer and lawyer. Wrote opera (1626), oratorio Querimonia di S. Maria Maddalena (Plaint of St Mary Magdalene, 1631), and pubd. book of madrigals (1640) in which signs < and > for crescendo and diminuendo, f for forte, p for piano, and tr for trill first appear.